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San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California

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Overview

Student Population
29,778
San Francisco State University overview
Location San Francisco, California
Online sfsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
San Francisco State University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in San Francisco, California, San Francisco State University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 35,606 prospective students applied, and 25,550 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,287 enrolled in the school.  24,186 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,592 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $5,742 plus fees of $1,518. San Francisco State is ranked 827 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Very Easy
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SAT 950/1160
ACT 17/23
GPA 3.2
Applications Accepted
71.8% 
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Applications Due May 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$5,742
In State Costs for San Francisco State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,002
Other Fees$1,518
Room and Board $15,151
Budget for Other Expenses$3,067
Total One Year Cost$27,480
Out of State Resident Tuition
$17,622
Out of State Costs for San Francisco State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,002
Other Fees$1,518
Room and Board $15,151
Budget for Other Expenses$3,067
Total One Year Cost$39,360

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$52,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
46% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by San Francisco State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Social Sciences 9%
Communication 9%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%
Psychology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122597 IPEDS survey data for San Francisco State University.